THE IDAHO WATERCOLOR SOCIETY is more than just an organization. It is a group of people who share friendship, encourage personal growth, give support to one another and organize wonderful events. Anyone can join, you do not have to be an artist .
Yearly Renewal Forms:
2017 - JUNE 7 - 10 Judi Betts instructor
2018 June 6-9 Frank LaLumia juror/instructor
September – Annual 2 day workshop
For artists painting in the medium of watercolor, making a statement using the dramatic effects of light can make a subject glow. This can be achieved with dynamic color and bold light patterns. The true beauty of the watercolor medium is in the way the paint explodes with color, transparency and texture when suspended in the natural vehicle of water. Just like magic a painting of some subject can be created.
Artists usually paint what they know and love. Ordinary subject matter can become important and special if the artist uses nontraditional colors or a different vantage point. As an artist grows, they learn that it is not necessarily what they paint but how they paint it. Painting is more than just making pleasant pictures. It is conveying a mood or feeling about a subject.
Best of Show 2016 :
Torgesen Murdock, Pocatello, Id.
Southwest Region Idaho Watercolor Society Activities
Paint Togethers: We currently have one paint together which meets on Thursdays at one o'clock. We meet at Hope Lutheran Church located at 331 N. Linder Road. This is on the corner of State Street and Linder, West of Eagle. This is a friendly group of artists who encourage each other in our painting.
IWS encourages other groups to find like minded artists in their areas to paint with.
Critiques: Our critiques are held on the first Mondays of every month at the same location as the paint togethers. We meet from 1:00 to 3:00. Shirley Williams has been arranging for some of our artists to assist in these meetings. The people who attend usually bring one or two of their latest efforts and we offer suggestions, if asked, on ways to proceed.
Educational Meetings: Meetings take place in the evenings, usually on Tuesdays or Thursdays. The meetings generally take place monthly during the school year. We are flexible in our scheduling to accommodate the presenter and Jane Wilson as most of the meetings take place in her Art classroom at Bishop Kelly High School, located at 7009 W. Franklin Rd.
Become a member
We encourage any and all who are interested in, working with or otherwise associated with water media at all levels to join our society.
Friday and Saturday, April 22-23